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pre·scribe

(prē-skrīb'),
To give directions, either orally or in writing, for the preparation and administration of a remedy to be used in the treatment of any disease.
[L. prae-scribo, pp. -scriptus, to write before]

prescribe

(prĭ-skrīb′)
v. pre·scribed, pre·scribing, pre·scribes
v.tr.
To order the use of (a medicine or other treatment).
v.intr.
To order a medicine or other treatment.

pre·scrib′er n.

prescribe

[priskrīb′]
Etymology: L, prae + scribere, to write
1 to write an order for a drug, treatment, or procedure.
2 to recommend or encourage a course of action.

pre·scribe

(prĕ-skrīb')
To give directions, either orally or in writing, for the preparation and administration of a remedy to be used in the treatment of any disease.
[L. prae-scribo, pp. -scriptus, to write before]

pre·scribe

(prĕ-skrīb')
To give directions, either orally or in writing, for preparation and administration of a remedy to be used to treat any disease.
[L. prae-scribo, pp. -scriptus, to write before]

Patient discussion about prescribe

Q. How do doctors know what chemo meds to prescribe? Do they take a piece of the cancer tumor and lab it to see what chemo drugs kill that specific cancer tumor cells. Or do they randomly figure these meds should respond to these cells? I understand that the doctors put a patient through killing all cells which may be better.

A. It all comes down to a "hit or miss" if one chemo type doesn't work then they try another, or combinations. From experience and testing they basically know which type of chemo works on an overall average for a certain cancer type.
Although many can get one type of cancer, each reacts differently in each individual depending on their immune system, age, and lifestyle. so each chemo also reacts different in people.

Q. I am wondering why did he prescribe me a bacteria? My doctor has prescribed some probiotic medicines for diarrhea recently and these medicines are actually bacteria…..I am wondering why did he prescribe me a bacteria?

A. Some bacteria like Lactobacillius and Bifidobacterium are normally present in the guts of the humans and they are beneficial bacteria for humans. If not present or if they reduce in the guts then other harmful bacteria may invade your guts and will lead to other bowel problems, low immunity and ulcers. So these bacteria are friendly. Diarrhea would flush out these gut bacteria which have to be supplemented immediately by giving probiotics in some.

Q. Why a mood stabilizer like lithium is commonly prescribed to all type of bipolars. Why a mood stabilizer like lithium is commonly prescribed to all type of bipolars before any other medicine?

A. Lithium is an effective mood stabilizer for a lot of people however it is not for everyone. My partner had a very bad reaction to lithium and is now on Lamotrigine, which is working very well for her. Mood stabilizers are a vital part of a treatment program for bipolar patience, it helps control and balance moods.

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Reed said, with the review of the nurse practitioner (NP) scope underway, the postgraduate diploma may become the first step in becoming an authorised prescriber in the NP scope, but that had not yet been decided.
The correct citation for the article is: Perrin, L (2015) Embrace your autonomy: be proud to be a nurse prescriber.
ZRx Prescriber is an intuitive web-based prescriber that allows physicians to use a mobile device to quickly and accurately write and deliver prescriptions for patients while accessing the patient's insurance coverage information directly at the moment of prescription.
Physician groups also questioned whether information collected in the database -- which was created in 1992 and has been online for authorized prescribers and dispensers since 2010 -- was being used effectively to detect and control prescription drug abuse.
73) For example, the FDA, the Center for Disease Control, and the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency all use prescriber-identifying data to monitor use of controlled substances and to identify prescribers who need time-sensitive safety information.
In addition, the amended rule calls for the establishment and maintenance of a prescriber and dispenser inquiry system to be known as the Illinois Prescription Information Library (PIL).
Covariates collected were clinic, professional type (prescriber, nurse, medical assistant), prescription type (handwritten/e-prescribed; new/renewed), number of days exposed to software within phase, number of days exposed to hardware within phase, time of day each subject was observed (morning/afternoon), and number of prescriptions written, per prescriber.
The independent prescriber - usually a doctor or dentist - is responsible for setting the parameters of the clinical management plan.
If Australia widens the range of prescribers, it can avoid our errors and draw on our experiences of education,' Professor Barber wrote.
The Prescriber Education Grant Program funded 28 projects, including that of the National Center for Farmworker Health, designed to provide health care professionals information related to the marketing of prescription drugs.
With well over 10,000 nurse prescribers currently practising, it appears there are at least 10,000 doctors who would disagree with Professor McGavock's concerns.
The prescriber failed to connect documented symptoms of an adverse reaction to the medication with known associated risks.